Mountain Vistas and Waterfall Hikes

Asheville, NC, USA

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140 reviews
Aug 15 - 17, 2022
Group size: 30 - 40
Mountain Vistas and Waterfall Hikes
Asheville, NC, USA

  • Facebook verified
140 reviews

Aug 15 - 17, 2022
Group size: 30 - 40

About this trip

This trip offers a summer visit to the Mountains of North Carolina while the days are long and a little cooler than coastal NC!  Trip features include a guided  waterfall hike, visits to mountain towns, the famous LaZoom Comedy Trolley Tour of Historic Asheville and a visit to Chimney Rock State Park for beautiful views.  Asheville has long been known for its vibrant culinary scene and our hotel location in downtown Asheville offers the opportunity to experience dining for any taste and  budget!  **Be sure to read the itinerary below for all the trip details.  

Ability Level

Helpful details for the guided waterfall hike are:  There is one guide per 10 people.  Hiking sticks, water and snacks are provided.  You can hike as little as a mile or as much as 5 miles with the chance to see 2-5 waterfalls.  

Vaccination status

Proof of vaccination is required with a preference of two vaccines and at least one booster.  Masks are optional on the bus.  

What’s included

  • Travel by Motorcoach
  • Accommodations
    At the Cambria in Downtown Asheville
  • Waterfall hike
    Includes transfer on vans to trailheads, hiking poles, guides, water, snacks and rain ponchos if needed.
  • Trolley Tour
    On the LaZoom Comedy Tour of Historic Asheville
  • Admission
    To Chimney Rock State Park
  • Box Lunch
    From Caterer for Chimney Rock State Park
  • Tour coordinaiton
    By Patty and escorted by Patty
  • Extras
    Snacks and water on the bus

Available Packages

Double package - 2 people sharing a room
Available until June 3, 2022Sold Out

This package is a per person price for two people sharing a room.  Click 2 on the drop down bar.  

Single Package - 1 person per room
Available until June 3, 2022Sold Out

This package is for a solo traveler, being the only person in the room.  Click  1 on the drop down bar.  



3 Days/2 Nights
Mountain Visits and Waterfall Hikes


7am - Morning Departure from Compass Pointe.  BYOB lunch or wait until we arrive in Black Mountain for lunch.  Patty will provide snacks and water on the bus.  

Approx. 1pm - including time for rest stop breaks.  Arrive in Black Mountain for town exploration.  Visitor information, maps and "must sees" will be provided. 

We will spend about 3 hours in Black Mountain and then make the 20 minute drive to the Asheville hotel.  Check-in and enjoy visiting the hotel's rooftop bar and dining on your own that evening.   Patty will provide lots of choices! 


8:30am- load on vans and travel to waterfall trailheads.  This experience averages 4 hours.   Return to hotel at approximately 1:30pm.  Have a late lunch on your own, rest or explore downtown a little before the 4pm Lazoom Comedy Trolley Tour. This is a 90 minute narrated tour.  Dinner that evening is on your own and again , lots of choices will be offered.  


9am - Depart Asheville and make the 45 minute trip to Chimney Rock State Park.  Here a ranger educates us about this park, the views and the 500 million year old "chimney rock" followed by time to explore and view on your own.  Pick up box lunches and head back to the coast.

Approximate arrival time to Compass Pointe - 7pm

Your Organizer

140 reviews
I love to travel so in my partially retired life I decided to adapt my passion for travel along with 25 years of experience in Travel & Tourism to create Trips by Patty. I received a BA in American History from UNC-Chapel Hill. Not knowing what I was going to do with that degree, I started working as a desk clerk at a hotel in Raleigh. I enjoyed the hotel business and the career path began. Hotel operations and sales, Convention Center operations and marketing, destination marketing with a Convention Visitors Bureau and even a stint as a tour guide. What happened to the history degree? Well, many times when I am escorting my trips I share the history of the destinations we visit. It's a great feeling to take your career skills and adapt them to your own small business. I love what I do and hope you'll join me on a trip one day!


I enjoyed it very much. Everyone was so nice. The trip was well organized. The bus trip that was planned for us was fun and informative. The coach that we rode in was very comfortable.
By Debbie F for Historic Beaufort North Carolina on 16 Jun, 2022
I had a great time food was delicious.
By Camille D for Historic Beaufort North Carolina on 12 Jun, 2022
awesome trip. Patty made the 2 1/2 hour bus ride to Beaufort fly by. she provided a narration of useful, interesting information about the places we drove through so that we learned helpful info for future travels. she is a remarkably pleasant and gracious person!
By Martha C for Historic Beaufort North Carolina on 09 Jun, 2022
My trip with Patty was so well organized from beginning to end. The extra outings planned were well chosen, informative and fun. Appreciated the recommended offerings for restaurants and shopping experiences. Look forward to more trips with Patty!
By Bobbie R for Historic Beaufort North Carolina on 07 Jun, 2022
We all had a great time. Great friends. As always Patty does an excellent job.
By MaryEllen W for The Colonial Capital of New Bern Day Trip on 03 Jun, 2022
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